This is one of my favorite shoots.
Once at a party I met the composer Alexei Retinsky and his family - his wife Katya and daughter Theodora. After some time, we decided together to shoot in a reportage style, without strenuous posing.
Together we thought out wonderful outfits for the whole family: I told Katya that interesting images and rich textures were needed and she understood me perfectly. For shooting she chose natural colors and a variety of materials that look good in photographs - wool, velvet, silk, were chosen. Layering and comfort. These clothes reflect and emphasize individuality and are combined with nature.
We chose for a walk the outskirts of Vienna - The Schafberg Hill. In the autumn, it is very romantic there: hills, city views and a golden transparent forest.
The guys did not pose specifically. We walked, ate buns, drank hot punch on the bench and chatted. This format of the photo shoot is the most pleasant - it's just a walk where you can remain yourself.
This winter in Vienna is terrible weather - sleet with rain and we don't see the sun by weeks!
I, as a photographer, always looking for good locations to shoot. Where to go when Christmas markets are already closed, and and there are still three months before the blooming of magnolias and cherries?
There is a very meager selection of photo studios in Vienna and I do not like their plastic interiors. Any more or less interesting place you need to issue a permit. Museums can be an option for a small private shootings. But if this is a wedding shoot or a fashion photography, then the museum will require a permission and payment for that. The situation is similar with the hotel lobby: you have to pay for the interiors.
In this case, the best option would be to rent a room at the hotel.
For you, I have prepared a list of the most photogenic hotels in Vienna:
Spontaneous shooting in the park Schönbrunn, in the midst of autumn.
Actually, the guys had long planned to arrange a photo session, but they waited for two things: until the belly becomes noticeable and when they know one simple thing: boy or girl, because they wanted take photos with socks of right colour.
According to the plan, the shooting was suppose to happen in late autumn, but then Oksana called me earlier and said that they already knew: it's gonna be a boy! They were ready.
The next day we scheduled a meeting.
And everything turned out, we were very lucky with the weather, and the guys were so sincerely happy, so gentle with each other, that the whole photo session was easy and fun.
Usually, when I am invited to a wedding as a guest, I don’t take pictures. Work is work, and at friends' parties I prefer to have a good rest.
But this summer, I broke my rule. My friends Serge and Arina had a wonderful little wedding in the circle of close friends and relatives. They decided not to call people from the wedding industry but do everything on their own: they picked up music, entertainment for the guests, did small competitions and found a very beautiful restaurant.
I decided to give them a small surprise and took the camera with me. For me it was a very unusual shooting format - I had a rest and had fun, and took pictures between this and then. The pictures I am proud of have turned out. Sunny and airy like that beautiful day.
Hi! My name is Sasha. I am a professional photographer. Right now I live in Vienna.
Welcome to my site!
The most important thing about me - I can't imagine my life without photography.
During the last 6 years I always carried about beauty of moments around me.
I appreciate any kinds of photos. But the main area of my interests it's certainly people.
Most of all I like to take portraits in the interior or in nature and family photography.
Sometimes I meet people who have been thinking about a good photo shoot for a long time. But these people are afraid to pose.
With me you do not need to be afraid - I'll see you beautiful, strong, confident and will show you from the best side.
Each of my works is a whole, consistent and very personal story about you.
I do not accept the pipeline approach - for each client, I carefully think through the idea and implementation.
What exactly will not be: a studio with a plastic Christmas tree, tortured smiles, too tight and uncomfortable clothes, a fixed sitting and a "distance" look.
Instead, we will run, we will jump, we will hug we will kiss. Maybe we'll can go hiking or build a hut. And how about a picnic under your favorite tree? I'm sure that together we can create your special story.
The truth is that the photo shoot can be fun and unstressful.
Let's have this fun together.